a camp or base in an isolated part of the Arctic or Antarctic, manned by specialists to monitor the weather, geological formations, wildlife, etc.
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Origin of ice station
First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for ice station
a scientific research station in polar regions, where ice movement, weather, and environmental conditions are monitored
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